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The Secret Box iHeres a wonderful story especially I think f you have a deep connection to animals It s the story of Solomon the Elephant and his keeper Subhro and their journey as a gift fro Yes this Einblicke is a book of historical fiction Its based on a true event Fated: Blood and Redemption in history In 1551 King Jo o III of Portugal gave Archduke Maximilian an unusual wedding present an elephant named Solomon The elephant s journey from Lisbon to Vienna was witnessed and remarked upon by scholars historians and ordinary people this being a direct uote from the book description And yet this books primarily a book of humor To be explicit t s a book of Wir möchten auch vom Arno-Schmidt-Jahr profitieren ironic satire Its written with modern terminology We are not to analyze the appropriateness of the terminology These are NOT the expressions of the 1500s They are not meant to be Instead we are meant to chuckle at the ncongruence of our modern way of thinking and the historical events as they unfolded It s very funny and I praise Saramago for his ability to make me laugh Read this book to laugh not to learn of an historical eventI chose to listen to this book because t does not employ the normal rules of punctuation I do not like such writing Paragraphs and rules of punctuation help a reader understand what s being said Soooooo The Powers That Be: Global Energy for the Twenty-first Century and Beyond instead I figured the narrator of this audio book could do the reading for me I can just sit back and enjoy the content If I had had to struggle through the reading myself I am sure I would have givent less stars The narrator was excellent Her ntonations were perfect She has earned her money It s worth paying a bit for the audio version than struggling through the written never ending sentences That Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit is what I think Do you want a sophisticated chuckle Listen to this book Others have repeated the story and given the background to Saramago writing this book whichs written n long long sentences with little punctuation and no uotation marks which means you have to really concentrate on conversations to follow who s speaking and when because t might be the elephant or the archduke or the mahout or n fact anybody else and also because the author just witters on and on often going completely off piste and crossing centuries Reitergayschichten I in terms of terminology and observationsn the spirit of Chelmsford 123 f anyone remembers t Phew uite an exhausting read because of US Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam its style but very funny at times definitely uirky and heavens am I really using this word sweet My first Saramago If I thought they were all like this I wouldn t read any but they can t possibly be so I ll give him another chance All suggestions my Goodreads friends are welcome a fall from grace can come very swiftly or as the Romans used to say the Tarpeian Rocks close to the Capitol That Harry's Bar: The Life Times of the Legendary Venice Landmark idea though not that exact expression wasn my mind from the beginning of The Elephant s JourneyA very likeable character called p ro de alc ova carneiro features Traces in the Desert: Journeys of Discovery across Central Asia impressivelyn the early pages of this tale He わたしに××しなさい! 3 [Watashi ni xx Shinasai! 3] is secretary of state to the king of Portugal and his thinly veiledronic responses to the monarch s rather dim uestions cause the reader to worry for his safety we see him being thrown from the nearest high rock f he doesn t soon mend his ways Although p ro s a master of nuance the eual of many a great Shakespearian character he doesn t merit a capital letter Blühende Heide in this story characters names are rarely written with capitalsn Saramago s books Nevertheless the reader begins to hope Alchemy and Arcana: an Urban Fantasy Novella Collection in the early pages that p ro will play a capital partn the tale But Saramago uickly dampens any such hopes concerning the very patient and clever p ro whom we may not see again although "Perhaps We Will Because "we will because laughs at predictions and ntroduces words where we magined silences and sudden returns when we thought we would never see each other again we magined silences and sudden returns when we thought we would never see each other again such convoluted phrases does Saramago challenge all of our presumed deas about narrative and George V's Children its conventions from the very beginning of this story he takes common notions clich s almost such as the assumption that events may be predicted or predictable and uickly turns them and usnside out and upside down The reader s wrong footed from the start here not knowing who the main character will be n this account of the gifting of an elephant by the king of Portugal Dom Jo o the third to his cousin Maximilian the second of Austria n 1552If p ro can be dropped so easily we wonder what fate awaits subhro the clever mahout who tends the elephant and whom the reader begins to see as the main character f of course the wise elephant called Solomon Brotherhood of Thieves: The Wardens is not himself the main character soon after the dispensable p ros left behind by the story How to Become an It Architect in Lisbon along with the king an eually dispensable charactert seems for there Shaking Behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking is a welcome democracyn this tale at least at times Riding through Portugal and then across Spain boarding a ship to cross the Mediterranean then onwards through Northern Italy the Alps Austria all while perched on top of an elephant must have seemed like a royal position Lamikorda in those days Our subhro enjoys his status high above the army of accompanying soldiers like a capital on the top of a column But since hes as clever as p ro he doesn t take his temporary preeminent situation for granted fearing every day and every step of the journey that he will eventually be toppled and end up where he really belongs n the dust or the snow whichever applies One particular slow day on the hazardous journey a daydream temporarily carries subhro far

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into the land of heroic where he magines himself being lauded by the entire Austrian court but soon reality revealed tself to him exactly as t was himself hunched on the elephant s back almost nvisible beneath the snow the desolate mage of the defeated conueror demonstrating yet again how close the tarpeian rock Complete Guide to the TOPIK (advanced) is to the capitoline hill on the latter they crown you with laurels and from the former they fling you down all glory vanished all honour lost to the place where you will leave your wretched bones So the uneasy feeling the reader experienced at the beginning of this tales confirmed by Saramago s own words a fall from grace can come swiftly and no one no matter how mpregnable their position can be certain of avoiding such a fall Saramago wrote this book uite late n his life and I wondered You Come to Yokum if he had doubts or regrets about what he had achievedn his writing career or f he worried about the security of his position as the leading Portuguese writer of the twentieth century I didn t wonder for long as he went on to say The skeptics are uite right when they say that the history of humanity s one long succession of missed opportunities Fortunately thanks to the Zbogom, dragi Krleža inexhaustible generosity of themagination we erase faults fill Firesoul in lacunae as best we can forge passages through blind alleys th. Em meados do século XVI o rei D João III oferece a seu primo o aruiduue Maximiliano da Áustria genro domperador Carlos V um elefante Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage indiano ue há dois anos se encontra em Belém vindo da ÍndiaDo facto histórico ue foi essa oferta não abundam os testemunhos Mas há alguns Com base nesses escassos elementos e sobretudo com uma poderosamaginação de ficcionista ue já ,
At will remain stubbornly blind and You Are the Rain invent keys to doors that have never had locks Saramagos very good at Cycle Style inventing keys and with them he opens a succession of doorsn the narrative I Artscroll Children's Siddur imagine him blithely doing the same throughout his lifeThe uotes I vencluded demonstrate many nteresting features of Saramago s style but this one n particular his ability to move seamlessly from he to they to you to we and back again And the we Iron Cross is sometimes the narrator and the reader sometimes the narrator and the characters so that we the readers eventually become absorbednto the narrative and the we comes to be narrator characters and readers all rolled up Zachary's Virgin in one we are transformedn spite of ourselves changed utterly on reading his words because Saramago believes Pfaueninsel in the transforming power of fiction It must be said that historys always selective and discriminatory too selecting from life only what society deems to be historical and scorning the rest which s precisely where we might find the true explanation of facts of things of wretched reality tself I say to you Torah With Ramban's Commentary Translated, Annotated, And Elucidated: Devarim/Deuteronomy (Artscroll) its better to be a novelist a fiction writer a liar Perhaps not an outright liar but clever and nventive when t comes to filling n lacunae while describing the beauty of the mountains through which the elephant travels and clearly never having visited the location as any writer worthy of the name would surely do he mplies Saramago wriggles neatly out of any precise description words fail me he says nstead with his tongue placed firmly n his cheekSo f he s championing the fictional account of this factual journey over the historical one he does Time Capsule it with an entire army of nods and winks So far fritz as subhros called by the Austrians has been a vital character at every turn be Hot Under the Collar it dramatic or comic even at the risk of cutting a ridiculous figure whenever a pinch of the ludicrous was felt to be necessary or merely tactically advisable for the narrative putting up with humiliations without a word of protest or a flicker of emotion careful not to lett be known that without him there would be no one to deliver the goods or Horses in this case to take the elephant to ViennaSaramago delivers the goods to adopt his own clich he plays with clich s whent suits him This book Goblin King is a feast of verbal treats from the end to the beginning where like Tristram Shandy the narrative opens with a conversationn a marital bed a conversation The Luthier's Apprentice in which a monarch worries that a fall from grace can come very swiftly Do You Know the Way to Pan Jos I m afraid whatever subtlety and charm this novel supposedly has was lost on meI norma It pains me a bit to give a Saramago book such a low rating but of the seven of his that I ve read this was clearly the one I liked the least It s not that I dislikedt In fact I was going to go for the third star but when I looked at what rating I had given the other six Saramago books I ve read I had to knock Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California it down to two as I definitely liked The Cave better and that only got three Anyways enough of my personal Saramago rating history The reason thiss getting two stars s that frankly t was a bit boring Yes there were still some moments where Saramago wowed Villa Mendl: Leben und Schicksal der Ankerbrot-Erbin Bettina Mendl in his particular way but mostlyt was 200 pages about an elephant traveling from Portugal to Austria n the 16th century It was about as exciting as t sounds Written shortly before he died one s left with the feeling that Saramago s amazing writing talents were starting to fade The Elephant s Journey doesn t make me look any less fondly on Jose t s simply his book make me any less fondly on Jose Saramago t s simply his book This s the story of the book Knowing t will not spoil the enjoyment of t one whit Sword and Sorceress 24 if you do choose to readtThe story s based on the Portuguese King Joao III s gift of an elephant to the Archduke Maximillian and the delivery of the gift from Saramago was having some snacks at a restaurant when he noticed some engravings of an elephant on the walls He enuired about t and was nformed about an elephant back n the sixteenth century who had journeyed across the continent and through the peninsula and then passed on The Riptide Ultra-Glide into legend Saramago felt there was material for a story there and set out tonvestigate a bit about the historical details of this long journey The result Die Sanduhr is this book It was supposed to be a charming little novel This reviewers sorry to report that while this Mardi Gras is annteresting example of how good authors can pluck good stories out of thin air there was nothing here that was of real Ghetto interest to himn terms of engaging characters historical significance or even a good yarn shortly after he began writing the elephant s journey n 2007 jos saramago was stricken with pneumonia and would conclude the year hospitalized n lanzarote from complications a mere day after his discharge the following january he resumed efforts on the novel completing t n august 2008 hence the book s dedication for pilar who wouldn t let me die a tribute to his wife and translator of his works That Yankee Cat: The Maine Coon into spanish saramago would go on to finish another novel cain to be publishedn english n 2011 before he passed away on the cusp of summer earlier this year at the age of 87 the elephant s journey s saramago s fictionalized account relating the true tale of an elephant given to archduke maximilian account relating the true tale of an elephant given to archduke maximilian a wedding gift from his uncle king jo o III of portugal and Ghost Stories of Washington its triumphant voyage upon foot and ship from lisbon to viennan 1551 how saramago became American Espionage and the Soviet Target inspired to tell this particular storys as serendipitous as any of the fantastic plots he Luxuspreissetzung in Der Theorie Und Implikationen F�r Die Praxis is famous for having created following a guest lecture at the university of salzburg saramago snuisitive nature evident during a chance dinner at an austrian restaurant called the elephant provided enough fodder for his magination to begin churning he writes certain unknown fates came together that night n the city of mozart n order that this writer would ask what are those carvings over there those carvings llustrated the elephant s remarkable sixteenth century journey across europe and thus with the aid of some research saramago s fifteenth novel was born based The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives in historical fact thought may be the elephant s journey Urban Legend Detectives Case 4: The Samejima Case is uintessential saramago storytelling atts finest the book was aptly rendered from the portuguese by margaret jull costa the eighth consecutive novel of his she has translated Die vier Jahreszeiten in addition to her award winning english adaptations of fernando pessoa javier mar as and e a de ueiroz many of the elements that have made his fiction so widely beloved are present and as such both neophyte and devotee will find the book deeply rewarding while the protracted picturesue sentences and lack of traditional punctuation that mark saramago s singular style are of course present notable hereins his decision to forego the capitalization of proper Os deu obras primas como Memorial do Convento ou O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis José Saramago coloca agora nas mãos dos leitores esta obra excepcional ue é A Viagem do ElefanteNeste livro escrito em condições de saúde muito precárias não sabemos o ue mais admirar o estilo pessoal do autor exercido ao nível das suas melhores obras; uma 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Ouns unless they occur at the beginning of a sentence perhaps because he chose to recast historical figures and places beyond the realm of recorded fact solomon the elephant later renamed suleiman Mituri, rituri, simboluri în societatea contemporană is richly conceived ass subhro the elephant s mahout much of the charm of aaramago s characters rests Kyoko Karasuma Bd. 5 in the lifelike mannern which he portrays them often full of wisdom and hospitality yet just as likely to commit an act of folly or selfishness his narration of their lives often reflects this duality what a strange creature man s so prone to terrible nsomnias over mere nothings and yet capable of sleeping like a log on the eve of battle as with every novel saramago often veers briefly from the narrative to muse upon the far reaching ramifications of human nature history culture government and religion strong The Huguenot Sword in his convictions however often mischaracterized by thenternational press he seldom strays Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form into moralizing butnstead offers seemingly simple observations and truisms of everyday life people say a lot of things and not all of them are true but that In the Shadow of Empires is what human beings are like they can as easily believe that the hair of an elephant marinatedn a little oil can cure baldness as magine that they carry within them the one solitary light that will lead them along life s paths even through mountain passes one way or another as the wise old hermit of the alps once said we will all have to die the elephant s journey finds saramago at his most playful and lighthearted though self described as a pessimist little trace of his contrarian tendencies s to be found the overarching sense of adventure The 101 Dalmatians is what dominates the story and however much hardship was endured whether by sailing totaly or crossing the austrian alps the characters remain mostly good natured aware as they are of both the From Pocahontas to Power Suits: Everything You Need to Know about Women's History in America import and novelty of their attempted feat even the occasional aside directed at the reader remains upbeat and spiritedt s hard to understand just why the archduke maximilian should have decided to make such a journey at this time of year but that The Story of the Orchestra is howt s set down Only Say the Word in history as anncontrovertible documented fact supported by historians and confirmed by the novelist who must be forgiven for taking certain liberties with names not only because Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge its his right to nvent but also because he had to fill n certain gaps so that the sacred coherence of the story was not lost t must be said that history s always selective and discriminatory too selecting from life only what society deems to be historical and scorning the rest which Talking Cures and Placebo Effects is precisely where we might find the true explanation of facts of things of wretched realitytself n truth say to you The Bewitched Wolf its better to be a novelist a fiction writer a liar or a mahout despite the hare brained fantasies to which either by birth or profession they seem to be prone after nearly a full calendar year and some 1800 or so miles over land and sea the elephant and his entourage finally arrive An Unreasonable Match / An Unconventional Duenna in vienna with their destination reached pachyderm procession and reader alike are enjoinedn an exultation that from the onset may have seemed somewhat unlikely the elephant s journey Voodoo Woman ( New Orleans Mysteries is a fantastic story of determination and like so many of his novels succeeds on many a level saramago of all his many gifts for telling a compelling tale ought to be remembered for his grace hisnimitable humor and the resplendent humanity he brought to each of his works the portuguese government declared two days of mourning upon his death Finn (Anderson Billioniares Book 1) in june and some 20000 people attended his funeral while a controversial figure to many he left behind an acclaimed and accomplished body of workncluding nearly two dozen works of poetry drama short stories essays journalism diaries a libretto and a children s book all of which have yet to be translated Last Chance Hero into english jos saramago was long anmportant and respected figure Officer Buckle and Gloria innternational letters and with his death the world has lost a literary great the epigraph for the elephant s journey could not be any succinctly or aptly put Antolog�a Patri�tica in the end we always arrive at the place where we are expected the sceptics are uite right when they say that the history of humanitys one long succession of missed opportunities fortunately thanks to the Political Theory: An Introduction inexhaustible generosity of themagination we erase faults fill Two Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in lacunae as best we can forge passages through blind alleys that will remain stubbornly blind andnvent keys to doors that have never even had locks I had the strangest feeling while reading The Elephant s Journey I felt like a child being told a story by an old and What Is Madness? indulgent grandparent I saw him clearly sittingn an old comfortable chair This Pagan Heaven in a dimly lit room talkingn a gravelly voice telling the story of Solomon the elephant a wedding gift from a king to an archduke and the long journey that brought him from Portugal through the Alps and finally to ViennaLike any good grandfather Saramago wanders from point to point while telling his tale musing and meandering In the middle of the story he may take a few sentences to ruminate whimsically about the nature of royalty or the use of specific language or even his own role Paladin's Redemption in the narrativetself For this reason The Elephant s Journey s probably not for everyone Those who like their tales straight and to the point should pass this one by as t will be frustrating than rewarding Even though I enjoyed t overall I did find myself occasionally wishing he would get back to The Point Again Much Like A Grandson point again much like a grandson feel about his overly verbose grandfatherHowever Saramago does have a good story to tell here and he tells t well His use of language s as always beautiful and his sense of observation uniue and ntricate In the final analysis The Elephant s Journey feels like a fable a story told and retold so many times that Dreamsnake its fanciful notes fit rightn with the elements of realism and a moral sensibility that holds true from beginning to endWith the release of this book comes the sad news of Saramago s passing Even though he has at least one book to offer us after this one there was a passage near the end of The Elephant s Journey that seemed particularly fitting to mewe will not see them Dark Water: A Siren Novel in this theater again but suchs life the actors appear then leave the stage as Muse is only fittingt s what usually and always will happen sooner or later they say their part then disappear through the door at the back the one that opens onto the gardenthe curtain has fallen and will not rise again The Elephant s Journey feels like a story heard late at night as we drift off to sleep told by someone old enough to be comfortable telling night as we drift off to sleep told by someone old enough to be comfortable telling stories to younger ears with a few side trips along the way As the story ends and we are drifting off to sleep grandfather Jose uietly steps out of the room and closes the door behind hi. Inventadas ue nos faz viver simultaneamente na realidade e na ficção; um olhar sobre a humanidade em ue a Silence ironia e o sarcasmo marcas da lucidezmplacável do autor se combinam com a compaixão solidária com ue o autor observa as frauezas humanasEscrita dez anos após a atribuição do Prémio Nobel A Viagem do Elefante mostra nos um Saramago em todo o seu esplendor literário. ,

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